Kia has revealed a new sedan that they have the 2012 Kia Rio sedan that debuted in 2011 New York Auto Show. Kia’s new model will be sold the idea this fall and is offered in three trim, that is EX, LX, and SX. Everything is powered by GDI engine with a capacity of 1.6 liter four-cylinder.
The 2012 Kia sedan will follow the same design with the 2012 Optima and Sportage. The Rio sedan receives cabin design is bold and modern with high quality materials and latest technologies available in today’s market.
“The all-new Rio brings Kia’s successful combination of world-class styling, outstanding fuel economy, advanced technologies and tremendous value to the smallest and most economical vehicle in the Kia lineup,” said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. “With gas prices rising, sub-compacts are becoming increasingly more popular and with more power, up to 40 miles per gallon fuel economy and stunning design, the all-new Rio sets the standard in the sub-compact class and becomes a vehicle that is not only affordable, but one that people will aspire to own.”
The new Rio Sedan will look all Kia from the moment you eyes your eyes on it. It will feature Kia’s signature grille, which will be slimmed down to better accommodate the dynamic headlamp design. The vehicle also gets a bigger air intake and a lower wedge line that extends to the rear door down to the trunk.
The LX version will get body-color door handles and side mirrors, and will be fitted with 15-inch steel wheels with 185/65R15 tires. The EX version will add power door locks with keyless entry and the SX trim has standard 17″ wheels with 205/45R17 tires, fog lamps, LED daytime running and rear combinations lamps, a dual chrome tip exhaust, and outside heated mirrors with turn signal indicators.
Depending on the trim level, the new Rio Sedan will offer Bluetooth wireless technology connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls, a telescoping steering column, and an even more upscale look and feel with standard metal pedals, metal grain, a Supervision meter cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, maplight with sunglasses holder, illuminated vanity mirrors, trip computer, and cruise control.
Customers will have to choose from three different packages – Convenience Package, Eco Package and Premium Package. The Convenience Package will include 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic light control, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, maplight with sunglasses holder, illuminated vanity mirrors, outside heated mirrors with turn signal indicators, trip computer, cruise control, the UVO powered by Microsoft in-car hands-free communication, and an entertainment system with rear camera display. The Eco package will add ISG technology and an Active Eco System for optimal fuel-efficient driving, while the Premium Package will include a navigation system, push-button start with Smart Key, leather seat trim, heated front seats, and a moonroof.
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